Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives. Federal law requires that VIS be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given.
In Michigan, it is important that vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives be given the Michigan versions of VIS because they include information about MCIR. By state law in Michigan, patients must be informed about MCIR. Vaccine Information Statements that are obtained from other sources (e.g., from the CDC or IAC websites) do not contain information about MCIR.
As translations become available the State of Michigan attempts to load them to the above web page in a timely manner. All of the translations are not yet available. If you need to give an outdated VIS translation to a patient, you are encouraged to distribute the up-to-date English-language version at the same time as the translation.
- Important VIS Facts